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The Resource The book of life, general editor, Stephen Jay Gould ; contributing scientists and illustrators, Peter Andrews [and others]

The book of life, general editor, Stephen Jay Gould ; contributing scientists and illustrators, Peter Andrews [and others]

Label
The book of life
Title
The book of life
Statement of responsibility
general editor, Stephen Jay Gould ; contributing scientists and illustrators, Peter Andrews [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book uses art and science to tell the story of life on earth. The text provides thorough understanding of the latest research and is accompanied by paintings prepared especially for this book. Never before has our planet's evolution been so clearly explained. History is marked by disaster. The book of life explains how mammals, having survived at least one of these disasters -- the impact of a massive comet -- luckily inherited the earth. Next came the rise of modern humans, who would shape the world as no creature has. As this history unfolds, illustrations allow us to observe climate changes, tectonic plate movement, the spread of plant life, and the death of the dinosaurs. We discover the chains of animal survival, the causes and consequences of adaptation, and finally the environmental impact of human life
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
576.8/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
Q576.83 B
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gould, Stephen Jay
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Scientific illustration
  • Human beings
  • Dinosaurs
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Paleoecology
  • Paleontology
  • Vie
  • Vie (Biologie)
  • Évolution (Biologie)
  • Evolutie
  • Leven
  • Biologia
  • Evolução
  • Origem das espécies
  • Dinosaurs
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Human beings
  • Life
  • Paleoecology
  • Paleontology
  • Scientific illustration
  • Life
  • Biological Evolution
Label
The book of life, general editor, Stephen Jay Gould ; contributing scientists and illustrators, Peter Andrews [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 21)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new introduction: A flawed work in progress / Stephen Jay Gould -- Reconstructing (and deconstructing) the past / Stephen Jay Gould -- Life and time / Michael Benton -- Foundations: life in the oceans / J. John Sepkoski, Jr. -- The rise of the fishes / Michael Benton -- Four feet on the ground / Michael Benton -- Dinosaur summer / Michael Benton -- Victors by default / Christine Janis -- The primates' progress / Peter Andrews and Christopher Stringer
Control code
1475932
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780393321562
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2001271865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393321562
  • (OCoLC)45769411
Label
The book of life, general editor, Stephen Jay Gould ; contributing scientists and illustrators, Peter Andrews [and others]
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 21)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A new introduction: A flawed work in progress / Stephen Jay Gould -- Reconstructing (and deconstructing) the past / Stephen Jay Gould -- Life and time / Michael Benton -- Foundations: life in the oceans / J. John Sepkoski, Jr. -- The rise of the fishes / Michael Benton -- Four feet on the ground / Michael Benton -- Dinosaur summer / Michael Benton -- Victors by default / Christine Janis -- The primates' progress / Peter Andrews and Christopher Stringer
Control code
1475932
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780393321562
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2001271865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393321562
  • (OCoLC)45769411

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